I'm sorry but it doesn't answer my question. I know the different spellings in English.
OK, thanks. It's interesting, but it doesn't mean that this word cannot be spelled "faery" in Australian English.As an Australian, I have only ever seen or used the spelling "fairy/fairies".
As I understand it, 'fairy' comes from Latin lore and 'faerie' comes from Gaelic lore. Fairies are pure, beautiful, playful spirits full of love (think fairies in Thumbelina or most cartoons). Faeries are mischievous tricksters and thieves (think Torchwood and Outlander). Over time, they've merged into one and become fairies with some faerie traits (think Tinkerbell). I hope this helps.Hi,
Context : In Australia, a kid sees a sign written "faeries" and says : "That's not how you spell 'fairies" !"
Is "faery/faeries" not a spelling used in Australia or is it just a spelling not known to kids in general ?
Thanks for your help
Fairy definition and meaning | Collins English DictionaryLate 16th century (introduced by Spenser): pseudo-archaic variant of fairy.
The American Heritage Dictionary entry: faerieWord origin of 'fairy' C14: from Old French faerie fairyland, from feiefairy, from Latin Fāta the Fates; see fate, fay1
To keep things as "English Only" as I can,'faerie' comes from Gaelic lore
in Irish folklore, a type of female fairy believed to foretell deaths by singing in a mournful, unearthly voice, 1771, from phonetic spelling of Irish bean sidhe"female of the Elves," from bean "woman" (from PIE root *gwen- "woman") + Irish sidhe (Gaelic sith) "fairy" or sid "fairy mound" (from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit"). Sidhe sometimes is confused with sithe, genitive of sith "peace."